Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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A Quick Update At 5:30 PM: Severe Threat Continuing To Diminish

A Quick Update At 5:30 PM: Severe Threat Continuing To Diminish

| April 14, 2018 @ 5:39 pm

The leading edge of the line of storms have reached the eastern half of the state, stretching from Fort Payne to Sylacauga to Selma.

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More Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

More Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

| April 14, 2018 @ 4:46 pm

NWS Birmingham continues to remove counties from the Tornado Watch that is in effect for parts of Central Alabama until 7:00 PM. Counties remaining in the watch are Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Lowndes, Perry, and Shelby. Bibb, Blount, and Jefferson were the latest counties removed from the watch at 4:37 PM.

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Flash Flood Watch Has Been Expanded To Include More Counties

Flash Flood Watch Has Been Expanded To Include More Counties

| April 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

A line of thunderstorms will slow down over Central Alabama and not clear the area until late tonight. This could result in some flash flooding.

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Quick Update At 3:45 PM: More Counties Removed From The Tornado Watch

Quick Update At 3:45 PM: More Counties Removed From The Tornado Watch

| April 14, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

The line of storms now stretches from Bridgeport in the upper northeast corner of Jackson County, down to the southwest through Altoona and Leeds, to the south through Thorsby and Orrville in southern Dallas County.

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Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Jefferson & Northern Shelby Counties Until 6:30 PM

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Jefferson & Northern Shelby Counties Until 6:30 PM

| April 14, 2018 @ 2:38 pm

At 234 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms about to move into metro Birmingham, including north Shelby County. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area.

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A Quick 12:30 PM Update: Strong To Severe Storms Continue To Move Across Central Alabama

A Quick 12:30 PM Update: Strong To Severe Storms Continue To Move Across Central Alabama

| April 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

The line of strong to severe storms have entered the western parts of the area and are starting to move into the Cullman, Walker, and Tuscaloosa counties.

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Flood Advisory for Marion & Lamar Counties Until 2:45 PM

Flood Advisory for Marion & Lamar Counties Until 2:45 PM

| April 14, 2018 @ 11:53 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Advisory for Marion & Lamar Counties until 245 PM CDT. At 1147 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. One to two inches of rain have already fallen. An additional inch of rainfall […]

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Stronger Storms Now Approaching Pickens & Lamar Counties

Stronger Storms Now Approaching Pickens & Lamar Counties

| April 14, 2018 @ 11:03 am

At 10:57 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Caledonia to Bigbee Valley. Movement was northeast at 60 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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New Tornado Watch Includes Much of Central Alabama Until 7:00 PM

New Tornado Watch Includes Much of Central Alabama Until 7:00 PM

| April 14, 2018 @ 10:41 am

The Storm Prediction Center, in conjunction with NWS Birmingham has issued a Tornado Watch for a good portion of Central Alabama until 7:00 PM tonight.

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Tornado Watch Likely For Much Of Central Alabama By 11:00 AM Today

Tornado Watch Likely For Much Of Central Alabama By 11:00 AM Today

| April 14, 2018 @ 9:45 am

A new tornado watch will likely be needed east of watch 47 by 16Z that will include southwest into central Alabama and a portion of the western FL Panhandle.

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Parts Of North/Central Alabama Under A Flash Flood Watch On Saturday

Parts Of North/Central Alabama Under A Flash Flood Watch On Saturday

| April 13, 2018 @ 4:58 pm

A line of thunderstorms moving through North/Central Alabama on Saturday is forecast to result in several inches of rainfall. This could result in flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas, as well as rises on rivers and creeks.

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Early Look At The 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Forecast

Early Look At The 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Forecast

| April 13, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

It is too far out to have a complete specific forecast for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama weekend as it is nine days away, but we can give you a generalized idea on what we can expect weather-wise for the event.

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A Very Nice & Warm Midday, Even Warmer Tomorrow

A Very Nice & Warm Midday, Even Warmer Tomorrow

| April 12, 2018 @ 12:15 pm

With a surface high located on the Carolina coastline, we have a south-southeasterly flow across Central Alabama providing us with warmer conditions from what we experienced just one day ago.

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A Really Nice Midday For Your Wednesday

A Really Nice Midday For Your Wednesday

| April 11, 2018 @ 1:22 pm

As we have crossed over into the early afternoon in Central Alabama, we have mostly sunny skies with a few high wispy clouds in the northern half of the area.

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Still A Little Cool At Midday, But What A Tuesday So Far

Still A Little Cool At Midday, But What A Tuesday So Far

| April 10, 2018 @ 11:35 am

Skies are continuing to clear out across Central Alabama as we are making the run up to the noon hour. Most of the area is clear at this point, with only some cumulus clouds floating overhead in the east and down into the southern parts.

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